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Sep 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
they inspired to step forward to defend our nation, a generation who fought in iraq and who still fight in afghanistan. let us rededicate our own lives to the cause of giving back to our great nation. for as one of our nation's leaders said, the strength of our democracy has always rested on the willingness of those who believe in its values and in their will to serve, to give something back to this country. and now it's my privilege to introduce you to the man who spoke those words and who lives them every day, our secretary of defense, leon panetta. [ applause ] >> mr. president, mrs. obama, general dempsey, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and in particular, the family members who lost a loved one here on 9/11. 11 years ago, on a morning very much like this, terrorists attacked the symbols of american strength out economy and our commerce our military might and our democracy and took the lives of citizens from more than 90 countries. it was the worst terrorist attack on america in our history. today, people gather across the united states, around the world to remember the
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
to my son? he is back from iraq and he and his buddy just want to sit in the rec room at the va. i can't get them out. i went and visited with them on my way back to the airport in des moines that day, and when i met with them, they didn't want to go out. that reminded me of when i lost my sight as a 16-year-old, that's all i wanted to do, sit in my room. my buddies helped me out that night and we need to do the same thing and get out there and do something. >> it's turned into mentoring programs around the country. in fact, actually, we have a couple going on today, one at the fbi as we speak that you have about a dozen people at? >> a little more, yeah. we're excited we have wounded warriors and two different fbi locations, 12, 14 of them. >> reporter: joshua, you yourself as i mentioned a little bit ago, you came in touch with the organization after you were coming back from iraq yourself. explain a little bit about your disability, what happened there and how you got in touch with enable america. >> absolutely. i was stationed at fort campbell and we deployed from 2007 to 2009 to i
Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
with you because you also were wounded in iraq and you have kind of a goal here to employ and hire wounded warriors and veterans that work on the app with you? >> yes. so, you know, last year i was wounded in iraq and ended up in walter reed and have been part of the wounded transition unit, the warrior transition unit since then. i just think that wounded warriors just, you know, soldiers in general have an affinity for sports. and, you know, if you can't be a part of it the way that you used to before your injuries, maybe being a part of yellowflag will give them one way that they can be interacting with sports. as we gain popularity, we absolutely want to get to the point where we can hire veterans and wounded warriors to be part of our company and help us succeed. >> reporter: great. really great to meet you guys. love what you're doing. i love the app. it's very cool to look at and keeping the scores and information on players along with the fun. so thank you so much for coming in. best of luck to you. hope everything works out. >> thanks for having us. absolutely. >> reporter: se
Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
states says it's i have been go iraq evidence that iran is using iraqi airspace to deliver weapons to syria and some senators are warning iraq it risks damaging relations with the u.s. the rebels say they shot down another jet as they attacked an air base in the north. street-to-street clashes continue in the city of aleppo with heavy artillery barrages from regime forces. >>> finally a crime out of a hollywood movie. two robbers strap a bomb on a major manager that they kidnapped and forced her to steal from her own branch. this happened yesterday morning in east los angeles. the manager was taken from her home and forced to wear an explosive device. after removing the money out of the the ball, employees watched, she was told to throw the money out the door to the suspects waiting outside. bomb squad officials took the device off the woman and detonated it. no word on the suspect's identity. wow. >> where did this happen? >> east los angeles. >> wow. all right. gwen is here with more on today's weather. >>> it's going to be a hot sticky day today so be prepared. yesterday it was
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
bay™. >>> welcome back. a deadly weekend in iraq making headlines this morning. about 100 people died in 30 attacks across 13 cities starting with gunmen killing soldiers before dawn, then a series of explosions targeted mostly shiite areas across the country. nobody is claiming responsibility. but the government is blaming al qaeda for trying to stoke religious tensions. >>> a little closer to home now scary moments on the football field over the weekend. tulane player devon walker fractured his spine while making a tackle during a game against tulsa in oklahoma. after a three-hour surgery, doctors say walker's spine is stabilized. he will remain in intensive care for the next few days. too soon to tell whether he will be paralyzed. >>> in washington state, some 180 homeowners are being told to leave as a wildfire moves closer. lightning strikes sparked up to 80 fires over the weekend but the so-called canyons fire is the only one closest to an urban area. so far, that fire has burned 500 acres. another 1600-acre fire is now 50% contained. >>> nasa's flight facility along the eastern shore is bein
Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
the backdrop of the things like the afghan war and the iraq war. this was what we started out doing back in 2008. and in the process, we put out something like 300 plus requests for interviews and we've done over more than 125 interviews with people from the government, former officials, the military, the intelligence community. and come up with some very interesting ideas and thoughts from them about some things we knew about and some things we did not. >> what can you share with us? >> i can share with you that one thing that's very clear at this point, some of the people and the threats that were threats four years ago are gone. dead. out of the picture. but they've been replaced by other threats. for example, osama bin laden is gone and al-awlaki is gone. but the threat of international terrorism is still a problem but not so much when you start looking at domestic terrorism. the lone wolf syndrome that a lot of people are worried about. ie the colorado shootings and others that have taken place over the course of the years. there's also china. there's also rising powers like china.
Sep 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
are these free loaders? is it the iraq war veteran that goes to the v.a.? a student getting a loan to go to colleges, the retiree on social security or medicare? here's mark mckinnon, it reveals a deeply cynical man who sees the country as completely divided, two completely different sets of people who would likely govern in a way that would only further divide us. these are republican voices. >> well, i don't know, david brooks is a columnist, i don't know if he would call himself a republican or not. but, matt, if you look at the full tape, the governor was asked about winning the election. and he said an election, the president starts with 47%, i start with 47%. i think most political analysts would agree that's pretty much the bottom line for most -- both parties' nominees. and you've got to fight for the 6% of undecided voters. that's political analysis. >> you're talking about numbers there and the comments were more disparaging -- it wasn't just being a numbers game. he made disparaging comments about their lack of responsibility. >> what he said was that -- he was talking about t
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